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College Funding 101. Presented by Eric Stegner Student Services Coordinator Apple Federal Credit Union. College is an Investment. Average Annual Income High School Diploma $32,188 Associate Degree $37,388 Bachelor’s Degree $52,832 That’s $20,644 dollars annually.

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college funding 101

College Funding 101

Presented by Eric Stegner

Student Services Coordinator

Apple Federal Credit Union

college is an investment
College is an Investment

Average Annual Income

  • High School Diploma $32,188
  • Associate Degree $37,388
  • Bachelor’s Degree $52,832

That’s $20,644 dollars annually

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 4th Quarter 2008 Averages

choosing a college
Choosing a College
  • What are the graduation statistics?
  • What are my out of pocket expenses?
  • Do I have the financial resources for this school?

(All schools are required to have a net price calculator by Oct 29, 2011)

Example: http://www.jmu.edu/finaid/JMUAidEstimators.shtml

cost of attendance coa
Cost of Attendance (COA)

The Cost of Attendance considers all cost associated with a student’s enrollment at a particular college or university.

Components include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous

Based on a student’s:

  • Enrollment status
  • Living arrangements
  • State residency status

Direct Costs

Indirect Costs

cost of attendance
Cost of Attendance

Typical Costs for an In-State Resident Hall Student at Radford University

2010 – 2011 school year

Tuition and Fees $7,694

Room and Board $7,098

Books and Supplies $1,100

Personal Expenses $1,900

Travel Expenses $1,000

Total $18,792

financial aid process
Financial Aid Process

4. Award letter sent to student from school(s)

1. Complete FAFSA

2. Submit to Federal Government

5. Student reviews all award letters and accepts or declines

3. Student Receives SAR

School(s) Receives ISIR

fafsa
FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Gateway application for Federal, State, and School aid
  • Can start filling out January 1st of upcoming current school term through June 30th of ending school term First time users apply for a PIN. www.pin.ed.gov
  • Submit application on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Must apply annually
  • www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov
e xpected f amily c ontribution efc
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The EFC is a Federal calculation based on information provided in the FAFSA

EFC takes into account:

  • Income (parent(s) and student)
  • Assets (parent(s) and student)
  • Number in household
  • Number in college
  • State of residency
  • Marital status
  • Dependency status
financial need
Financial Need

Cost of Attendance (COA) $20,138

- Expected Family Contribution (EFC) $10,828

Need $9,310

sample award letter
Sample Award Letter

Federal Pell Grant $2,000

Federal Stafford Loan – Sub $3,500

Federal Stafford Loan – UnSub $2,000

Institutional Grant $3,500

Total Award $10,500

Cost of Attendance $20,100

Unmet Need $9,600

types of aid
Types of Aid
  • Free Money
    • Grants and Scholarships
  • Cheap Money
    • Stafford Loans
  • Gap Money
    • PLUS Loans
    • Alternative (Private) Loans
deadlines
Deadlines
  • Start filling out the FAFSA January 1
  • Priority Deadline for aid Feb 15 – April 1
  • Admissions decisions arrive March - April
  • Award letters sent out April
  • Notify school of intention By May 1
  • Payment due End of July

State and institutional deadlines may vary

websites
Websites

Federal Government

  • www.studentaid.ed.gov
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • www.pin.ed.gov
  • www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
  • www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

State

  • www.virginia529.com
  • www.schev.edu

General Knowledge / Scholarships

  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.finaid.org
  • www.fastweb.com
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